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#MotivationMonday: Mental Health Awareness Month

Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness

It’s the last week of Mental Health Awareness month, but that doesn’t mean we should stop checking in with ourselves and advocating for increased awareness of mental illness. As someone who suffers from anxiety, depression, and OCD, I can state with absolute certainty that mental health is something that requires 24/7 attention, just like our physical health.

Source: National Association of Mental Illness

It can be really hard to talk about our mental health. It takes a lot of trust to open yourself up to that kind of vulnerability.

If you’re finding it difficult to talk about your mental health, try the following: 

If someone wants to talk to you about their mental health: 

Know who to call. 

If this is a crisis, please contact a hotline or reach out to someone who can help. If you are concerned about someone else, check out this resource and learn how to help.

Please take a minute today to check in with yourself.

Take a minute to check in with someone else.

Talk about it. You are not alone.

Resources

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (USA) 800-273-8255 (available 24/7)

National Domestic Violence Hotline (USA) 800-799-7233 (available 24/7)

National Sexual Assault Hotline (USA) 800-656-4673 (available 24/7)

If you know of mental health resources available in your country, please feel free to comment them below so I can add them to the list!